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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Diazinon (Spectracide)

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Diazinon is a toxic pesticide. The EPA banned residential uses in 2004 and restricted uses on food crops due to safety concerns. Diazinon exposures damage the nervous system, especially during gestation and childhood.

2015-2017:

FOUND
FOUND ABOVE HEALTH GUIDELINES

1

states detected

1

utilities detected

4,960

people served

0

states over health guideline

0

utilities over health guideline

0

people served over health guideline

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for diazinon was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a lifetime health-based limit for effects other than cancer. This health guideline protects against .

ppb = parts per billion

States reporting diazinon in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
New Jersey14,960
MORE
LESS

Utilities with the highest amounts of diazinon, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Suez Water New Jersey LambertvilleLambertville, NJ1 of 20.0150 ppb4,960
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served